Preston Hollow, Dallas, Texas
Architect: Fusch Architects; Interior Design: Karen Brook; and Landscape Architect: Harold Leidner
Years after building several alluring estates in Dallas, Paul received an unexpected call from a client in the medical field: He purchased an adjacent lot and had a specific vision. His ultimate dream? To build a second home on his new property and connect the two houses into one blended, world-class estate.
Paul tapped prominent architect Robbie Fusch of Fusch Architects to design a seamless elegant residence that combines both homes while remaining true to Mediterranean architecture. Exterior characteristics include a red-tile roof, stucco walls and unique ornamental details such as a heavy wooden door, iron gates and classic Mediterranean exterior features as well. Inside, the home is equally appealing, with features including a two-story oval-shaped loggia, an indoor-outdoor Italian rotunda and a freestanding glass wall wine cellar that will hold 1,000 wine bottles.
The grounds also received the royal treatment: The client selected well-known landscape architect Harold Leidner to design a unique, state-of-the-art swimming pool and luxury gardens that filled out the property. The homeowner allowed his team to create a world class estate, whether in the outdoor spaces or interiors, the work has created a world class estate home.
Though the project is a feat that requires a new level of complexity for the contractors – coordination of all services, and an extensive approval process with the local municipality – Paul was excited to bring his clients’ plans and vision to fruition. “We were truly inspired by our client’s ideas and motivation to see his own creativity brought to life,” Paul says. “The result is a one-of-a-kind, first-class estate.”